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Treasures from Polish lakes, rivers and the Baltic Sea 

Poland, a country bordering the Baltic Sea, has a long history related to fishing and fish processing. The main species of fish caught in the Baltic Sea are herring, sprat, salmon, sea trout and flat fish. Polish fishing vessels also operate in the seas belonging to the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, fishing mainly for pelagic fish, e.g. mackerel, blue whiting, horse mackerel, herring and northern cod. For several years now, fisheries for Northern prawn have also been conducted in the Svalbard region. In line with the objectives of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, Poland conducts fishing that meets the environmental protection requirements and is carried out in a sustainable manner.

Poland exports over 500,000 tonnes of fish and fish products per year, mainly frozen fish, fillets, smoked fish and canned fish. In terms of species, salmon (smoked), herring, cod, trout, pollock and mackerel dominate. Fish processing in Poland is carried out by about 240 plants admitted to trade within the European Union, of which almost 70 are authorized to export to third countries. The production structure is dominated by processed or preserved fish (278 thousand tons), fresh and frozen fillets (132 thousand tons) and smoked fish (89 thousand tons).

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends regular consumption of fish (1-2 servings per week), which protects against coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke. Valuable nutrients in fish are: digestible proteins, fatty acids from the OMEGA-3 family (EPA and DHA), fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamin D, and calcium, phosphorus, fluorine, iodine and selenium.

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Due to the growing awareness of consumers in terms of the quality of products and obtaining information about them, it is assumed that the interest in “eco” and “bio” products and products using sustainable fishery raw materials is expected. Consumers are increasingly paying attention to the method of production and place of origin, developing ethical requirements for the food they buy. Modern fish processing plants meet the requirements of consumers and offer the highest quality fish products to the Polish and European markets. These fish come from both fishing and farming. Poland is one of the leading producers of carp, trout and sturgeon.

Poland is also a global leader in the processing of Atlantic salmon. Experience in fish processing, numerous specialized plants and extensive infrastructure, including the port in GdaƄsk (Pomerania), allow us to offer high-quality products at a relatively attractive price. Atlantic salmon (Salmo Salar) has not only health benefits, such as the high content of Omega 3 acids, vitamins D, B6, B12, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium. Salmon is also a rich source of wholesome protein – 100 grams of fish contain about 20 grams of protein. However, what is most important is the unique taste that delights consumers all over the world.

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Freezco

One of the exporters and consolidators of fish products from Poland is the company Freezco. The company’s products under the Freezco brand as well as under the client’s own brand are available on the markets of almost 30 countries around the world. The company also creates products at the customer’s request and delivers the finished product to the indicated warehouse in every corner of the world. Thanks to the cooperation with many processors, it is able to choose the best factory for a given product specification. The company’s products have the following certificates: BIO, ASC, MSC, GlobalGAP, Kosher.

Freezco’s offer includes mainly fresh, frozen, chilled and canned salmon products, including products for the retail channel, HoReCa and B2B. The offer includes both conventional products and products from certified organic farming. Salmon enthusiasts will be delighted by Freezco’s slices of salmon, naturally smoked with beech wood smoke. Freezco is constantly expanding its offer with other species of fish such as cod, salmon trout, rainbow trout and ling.


Article prepared in cooperation with Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of the Republic of Poland and Freezco company.